The Lois Jackson Newman Youth Fund was established for the purpose of providing educational assistance to the members of the Masonic Youth Organizations known as the International Order of DeMolay, Job’s Daughters International and the International Order of Rainbow for Girls or the sons, daughters, and grandchildren of members of the Missouri Order of the Eastern Star up to the age of 23. Eligibility for the scholarship is limited to these categories. The Scholarship project is supported through the donations from the various Eastern Star Chapters in Missouri, the Grand Representatives Club of Missouri and from other interested individuals.
A copy of the application form for the Scholarship is available on the OES website at the link above, or you may request copies from the Chairman of the Fund. The complete application must be accompanied by the following:
1. A high school transcript (if the application is made after commencing college and before age 23 also include a college transcript)
2. Two (2) letters of recommendation
3. Applicant’s photograph
The completed application with attachments must be mailed to the Grand Secretary and be postmarked no later than May 1st.
Grand Secretary’s Office
Attn: Debbie Royce, Chm.
6033 Masonic Drive, Suite C
Columbia MO 65202-6568
Recipients will be notified by May 1st and checks will be mailed to the chosen colleges by August 15th. The scholarships will be either $500.00 or $1000.00 dependent upon the amount of donations received for the year.
A recipient of a scholarship may apply for additional assistance for the following year by submitting a new application, keeping in mind the age provision.
Debbie Royce, PGM, Chairman
PO Box 622
Sarcoxie, MO 64862